MC Xander (UK)

London's MC Xander is a pioneer of human beatbox, making uplifting dub infused post-hip-hop music using only his voice and a loop pedal. Xander’s music however transcends the bounds of the beatbox artform, out of techniques and tricks into a sound with emotional and musical depth. With lyrics that explore themes such as spirituality, society and existentialism in the 21st century, like something of a beatbox street-preacher, Xander takes us from big vocal vibrations to poetic reflections on life. With viral hits attracting almost four million views, and his new album Songs of Agnosis out in the new year, it looks like 2014 will see Xander winning even more people over.